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Library Volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role at Hickory Public Library, and the staff welcomes members of the public, ages 15 and up, to volunteer their skills and time. Volunteers may assist in shelving books, organizing library collections, tutoring library computer users, or helping patrons research their family histories.
 

Due to COVID-19 operational changes, the library is not accepting volunteer applications at this time.
 

Volunteer Policy - click here
Volunteer application - click here
 

Volunteer Opportunities at Hickory Public Library:
 

Carolina Room Volunteer (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): Assist librarians in the operation and organization of the library’s local history collection.  Tasks include keeping books in correct order on shelves, organizing microfilm, vertical files and other materials, and assisting with a variety of department projects.
 

Children’s Library Assistant (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): Help library staff organize and maintain the Library’s collections for children and families. Duties will include help with preparing program materials, assisting library patrons and assisting staff with general operations of the department.
 

Circulation Department Volunteer (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): Assist library staff in managing the library’s circulating collection and reading areas.  This volunteer will assist with a variety of department projects, including straightening and dusting shelves, shelf-reading, data-entry, and copying and folding brochures.
 

Genealogy Volunteer (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): Provide individual assistance to library patrons who are completing genealogical research. 
 

Program Assistant (Ridgeview Library): Help library staff present informative, fun and engaging programs for library patrons of all ages. Duties will include help with preparing program materials, set up and cleanup of chairs, tables and program supplies, and answering patron questions during program activities.
 

Public Computer Lab Assistant (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): Help novice computer users in the library’s public computer lab.  The volunteer will work with Library staff to answer questions about internet usage, Microsoft Office products, web-based email programs and general computer use.
 

Reference Department Volunteer (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): Assist librarians in the general operations of the library’s Reference Department.  Tasks include keeping books in correct order on shelves, organizing magazines, newspapers and microfilm, and assisting with a variety of department projects.
 

Shelver (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): Assists library by keeping shelves in good order, making it easier for staff and patrons to find and use materials.
 

Technology Tutor (Ridgeview Library): Provide one-on-one tutoring for adults, by appointment. Each session will last about an hour and will be scheduled in advance. Tutors will instruct patrons in basic computer use, Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, etc.) as well as general internet and email usage. Students may also request assistance with mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and e-readers. Tutoring needs will be determined by the student when the appointment is scheduled and tutors will know in advance what to prepare for.
 

Summer Children’s Library Assistant (Patrick Beaver Memorial Library): The Summer Children’s Library Assistant will help library staff provide summer programming for children and teens. Duties will include help with preparing program materials, assisting during library events and entering statistical data.
 

City of Hickory


76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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